Peter Bertoia

August 16, 1943 ‒ October 19, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Peter Bertoia, age 74, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. He was born on August 16, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Romolo and Thelma (Marchi) Bertoia. Peter was preceded in death by his parents Romolo and Thelma (Marchi) Bertoia and a son, Dana William Parker.

Peter is survived by his wife Beverly (Daly) Bertoia of 42 years; his sister, Louise (Jim) Gates of Chicago, Illinois; his children, Dirk Parker, Drew (Tammy) Parker, Dean (Teri) Parker, Donn (Shelly) Parker and Dene (Daniel) Slusser; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

He graduated from Linden McKinley High School and attended O.S.U. He was Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Dirko’s Pizza for 37 years. Peter excelled in bowling and enjoyed fishing, golf and gardening. He liked going to Scioto Downs and loved spending time at his getaway home in Largo, Florida.

Peter put up a courageous fight against cancer for over five years.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. Bryan Hetterscheidt will be officiating and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

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  • Daniel, Dene, Teri, Dean & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Fathers are such a special treasure! Take comfort in your memories and that you will see him again one day in Heaven. Praying for God to give you peace and comfort during this time.

  • We at The People’s Bank will forever miss seeing Pete. He always was interesting and loved to tease. I visited with him for over 25 years and always looked forward to listening to him. The last talk we had was about how aggravated he was over the Equifax breach. He will be sadly missed. Our sympathy to Bev and all the family.

  • Bev, Dirk, Drew, Dean, Donn, Dene, and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.

  • Bev I remember Pete and you from bowling. He was always such a nice man and you were a fun couple. Unfortunately, I am a widow also, and know how much it hurts. RIP Pete and hope your grief eases everyday. Colleen Totman Milligan